- Artist: Butler and Bradshaw Architects
- Location: Office
- Year of donation: 1914
- Material: Silver, gold and coloured enamels / Blackwood, silky oak
Australia gifted a silver inkwell, partly gilt and with an enamelled coat of arms “Australia 1914” and a floral relief with a kangaroo and emu. The inkwell is also designed with a silver moulding that represents gum leaves, wattle and a typical Australian animal, an opposum. In addition to the inkwell, Australia also gifted a complimentary writing desk. The desk is made out of Blackwood and Silky Oak from Victoria and Beech from Queensland. The desk is decorated with squares of Queensland opal, mother of pearl, turquoise and pure gold. The carvings of the wood include native animal and plant species.
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